14 11, 2016

Gay men in domestic violence situations face barriers to wellness at every turn

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:50+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

For two years, Armando told no one that he was living with a partner who subjected him to physical, emotional and psychological abuse. In 2007, after a severe fight with his partner landed him in the hospital, he finally had enough. There, he confessed to a police officer and a social worker that the man [...]

24 10, 2016

How Men Can Help End Domestic Violence

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:51+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

'It’s up to us to speak up' When I was four years old, my father cracked me over the head with a rum bottle. It’s one of my earliest memories. I was defending my mother from one of my dad’s drunken, abusive tirades, and I was bold enough to step between them to protect her. [...]

17 10, 2016

Domestic Violence & Child Custody Myths: These Beliefs Will Hurt Families More Than Help Them

By | 2016-10-17T17:49:34+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The reality is that many families face domestic violence and child custody issues. In the United States, the statistics stacking up on beating, abuse and confusion among children have grown alarming. The impact of domestic violence can lead to post-traumatic stress that a child could manifest even in adulthood. Why this problem prevails is partly [...]

12 10, 2016

Preventing Domestic Violence Is Everyone’s Business

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:51+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

One of the greatest joys of working on a university campus is being surrounded by young adults full of ambition and promise. One of the greatest heartbreaks is knowing that many of them have been or will be the victims of one of the most serious public health issues of our time—domestic violence. We see [...]

4 10, 2016

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Around 4,000 women have died from domestic violence in the past year

By | 2016-10-04T16:29:40+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month in the United States. It is a subject that is largely ignored by mainstream media, given that three women are murdered every day in the US by their current and former partners, according to the Domestic Abuse Shelter. Some statistics show that as many as 4,000 women per [...]

20 09, 2016

Why Domestic Violence Is an Economic Issue

By | 2017-04-25T22:32:51+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

 In the world of conventional wisdom, there are “women’s issues” and there are “economic issues,” and never the twain shall meet. The right to college, economic; college sexual assault, women’s. Affordable health care, economic; access to abortion, women’s. Livable wages, economic; the wage gap, women’s. You can begin to see the issue: We separate the [...]

23 08, 2016

4 Million Voices: Giving Hope to Survivors of Domestic Violence

By | 2016-08-23T22:30:21+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

I will never forget the first time I answered a phone call on behalf of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. I was covering the lines so that our staff could enjoy our annual holiday party. The call was from a microbiologist who was in an abusive relationship. She kept saying, “How did I get here? [...]